KJZZ News

Public Meeting On Fires Set For Northwestern Maricopa County
The Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management is holding a public meeting in Wittmann on Wednesday night after an increase in fires in northwestern Maricopa County.
June 11, 2019
AZ Lawmakers Consider How To Revisit Per Diem Increase
Arizona lawmakers are wondering how to re-visit the idea of increasing their compensation following Gov. Doug Ducey’s veto of a bill that would’ve raised per diem allowances.
June 11, 2019
Jury Dismissed in Border Aid Worker Trial
The jury in the federal trial of a humanitarian aid worker in southern Arizona was not able to reach a verdict Monday.
June 11, 2019
Drug Tunnel Breaches Binational Sewage Pipeline
The binational sewage pipeline connecting Nogales, Sonora, with Nogales, Arizona, was breached in early May and still needs repairs.
June 10, 2019
Casa Grande Suspends Recycling
Casa Grande is one of the many U.S. cities suspending recycling programs in response to tougher restrictions on what China will accept.
June 10, 2019
DHS Watchdog Retires; Governor
The Homeland Security Department’s top internal watchdog retired Monday, and an advisor to Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is waiting for the U.S. Senate to vote on whether he’ll be the agency’s next inspector general.
June 10, 2019
Woodbury Fire Now At 1,400 Acres; Conditions Hampering Containment
The Woodbury Fire has spread to over 1,400 acres and remains zero percent contained. The terrain of the area is hampering the efforts of fire crews.
June 10, 2019
Mexican Government Boasts On Negotiation — But An Ultimatum From US Awaits
The Mexican government avoided tariffs on exports to the United States by promising to help decrease the flow of migrants. And just like his U.S. counterpart, Mexico’s president touted the agreement as a diplomatic success. But the Mexican foreign secretary hints that the crisis is not over.
June 10, 2019
Arizona Heritage Fund Reinstated But Without Lottery Funds
Gov. Doug Ducey on Friday signed a bill reinstating the Arizona State Parks Heritage Fund. But the fund will be devoid of state lottery money until at least 2029.
June 10, 2019
Main Water Supply Out Indefinitely At Douglas Prison
As temperatures approach 100 degrees, the water system is not working at an Arizona state prison housing more than 2,000 people.
June 10, 2019
Coldwater Fire Causing Delays on State Route 87
The Coldwater Fire in east-central Arizona has spread over 6,100 acres and is 15% contained.
June 10, 2019
Arizona Federal Credit Union Wants To Buy Community Bank
Arizona Federal Credit Union said this marks the first time a credit union has acquired a bank in Arizona.
June 10, 2019
Insys Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection
Opioid-maker Insys Therapeutics filed for bankruptcy protection Monday, days after it struck a $225 million dollar settlement with the U.S. Justice Department and pleaded guilty to fraud.
June 10, 2019
Mercury Fans Nervous As Taurasi Recovers From Injury
The Phoenix Mercury had a very successful 2018 season, making the WNBA Finals before losing to the eventual champion Seattle Storm. But the weeks leading up to this season were full of nervousness, at least for Mercury fans.
June 10, 2019
Boas: Will We Have A
President Trump’s so-called populism hasn't been limited to U.S. elections — it's popping up all over the world. A column printed in The Arizona Republic on Sunday argues that this isn’t just a short-term issue.
June 10, 2019
AZ Game And Fish Debate Banning
Some people call it barbaric. Others say it’s their right. Coyote killing contests, as they’re called, are a hot topic of debate in Arizona.
June 10, 2019
BBC Look-Ahead: Brazil May Criminalize Homophobia
On Thursday, Brazil's Supreme Court is expected to vote to criminalize homophobia. This is a country that is overwhelmingly Catholic and its new president has called himself "a proud homophobe."
June 10, 2019
Energy Project Could Improve Border Security
An ambitious energy-related infrastructure project could bring solar panels, wind turbines and desalination to the U.S.-Mexico border. Some hope it could improve border security by strengthening the economy.
June 10, 2019
Parents Of Adults With Disabilities Fuel New Wave Of Housing
There are more than 120,000 people in Arizona living with an intellectual or developmental disability. Many of them are young adults, and their parents are getting older. In Part 2 of this two-part series, we meet a father who is building a neighborhood of 30 homes to house adults with IDD.
June 10, 2019
Brace For The First Excessive Heat Wave Of 2019
The first excessive heat warning of the year hits this week.
June 10, 2019

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